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Butter vs. Parmigiano-Reggiano — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano different?

  • Butter is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however, Parmigiano-Reggiano is richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Butter is 186% higher.
  • Butter contains 4 times more Vitamin A RAE than Parmigiano-Reggiano. While Butter contains 684µg of Vitamin A RAE, Parmigiano-Reggiano contains only 160µg.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has less Saturated Fat.

Butter, without salt and Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +4520.8%
Contains more Iron +4400%
Contains more Magnesium +1800%
Contains more Phosphorus +2937.5%
Contains more Potassium +420.8%
Contains more Zinc +4200%
Contains more Copper +1387.5%
Contains more Manganese +2025%
Contains more Selenium +1670%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6% 1% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80% 12% 97%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +4520.8%
Contains more Iron +4400%
Contains more Magnesium +1800%
Contains more Phosphorus +2937.5%
Contains more Potassium +420.8%
Contains more Zinc +4200%
Contains more Copper +1387.5%
Contains more Manganese +2025%
Contains more Selenium +1670%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Butter
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Contains more Vitamin A +313.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1264.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +311.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1329.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1533.3%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1229.4%
Contains more Choline +10.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 11% 18%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 12% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +313.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1264.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +311.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1329.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1533.3%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1229.4%
Contains more Choline +10.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +305.6%
Contains more Protein +2252.9%
Contains more Carbs +2183.3%
Contains more Water +182.1%
Contains more Other +19975%
81% 18%
Protein: 0.85 g
Fats: 81.11 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 17.94 g
Other: 0.04 g
20% 20% 51% 8%
Protein: 20 g
Fats: 20 g
Carbs: 1.37 g
Water: 50.6 g
Other: 8.03 g
Contains more Fats +305.6%
Contains more Protein +2252.9%
Contains more Carbs +2183.3%
Contains more Water +182.1%
Contains more Other +19975%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +284.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +551.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.6%
66% 30% 4%
Saturated Fat: 50.489 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.43 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.01 g
67% 31% 2%
Saturated Fat: 13.317 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.098 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.462 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +284.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +551.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butter Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Parmigiano-Reggiano Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 1.37g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Protein 0.85g 20g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats 81.11g 20g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 1.37g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calories 717kcal 265kcal Butter
Sugar 0.06g 0g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 24mg 1109mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.02mg 0.9mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 2mg 38mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phosphorus 24mg 729mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 24mg 125mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 11mg 1529mg Butter
Zinc 0.09mg 3.87mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.016mg 0.238mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Manganese 0.004mg 0.085mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Selenium 1µg 17.7µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A 2499IU 605IU Butter
Vitamin A RAE 684µg 160µg Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.17mg Butter
Vitamin D 0IU 15IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 0µg 0.4µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.029mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.486mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 0.114mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 0.325mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.049mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Folate 3µg 10µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 2.26µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Choline 18.8mg 20.7mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 7µg 1.7µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.24mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Threonine 0.038mg 1.519mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 0.051mg 1.2mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine 0.083mg 2.983mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 0.067mg 2.459mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.021mg 0.369mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 1.604mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 0.057mg 1.498mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.023mg 0.752mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cholesterol 215mg 88mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Saturated Fat 50.489g 13.317g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 6.098g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 0.462g Butter
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.166g Butter
Omega-3 - ALA 0.315g Butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Butter Parmigiano-Reggiano
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Butter
39%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Butter
121%
Parmigiano-Reggiano

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 127mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 37.172g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 1518mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1.6)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/nutrients
  2. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.